We had some contrasting comments for K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag”.
“Well that was not written by a Conservative that’s for sure. LOL
No clue what this is, it sounds like a poorly written flower power or
reggae let’s toke up and be happy song. Hope I didn’t just insult some
great Canadian band there. hehehe”
And once he found out what it was:
“A Vuvuzela song? LOL Ok I know what it is, it’s the wave your flag song.
The hook in that song felt like hooks to my eyes. I don’t think I’ve
listened to the whole song, I could not stand it. LOL”
As you can see, Serge does not hold back when he dislikes a song. Stéphane had a differing opinion, though:
“Has there ever been a song that has been played more often in a given year than Wavin’ Flag? Released as a successful single by K’naan, released as the theme song for the World Cup, and remade by a star-studded cast of Canadians for the Haiti campaign. Yet, despite being omnipresent, I never did get tired of hearing it. It’s a testament to the quality of the song that it was played ad nauseam, yet didn’t get irritating (wish I could say the same of the I Believe song during the Olympics!!)
I still have the Haiti version on my iPod, and the girls love to listen to it.”
He goes on to do some King James-like prognosticating:
“Nice to get bonus points! I’ve hardly gotten any this month. PM has been aggressively pouncing faster than… that “other” PM. We were virtually even heading into today’s matchup, despite a huge advantage in bonus points (PM=21 to me=6!). Tomorrow is going to be interesting. Could my reign come to an end??”
Laurie-Anne is also a fan of the song:
“This song was my first introduction to Kn’aan and it grabbed me and has not let go. My mood automatically improves every single time I hear it.”
Take everything Stéphane said and make that my position. However often I’ve heard it, and I’ve heard in hundreds of times because of my 3 week World Cup vacation, I still love it. That is QUITE the achievement. He totally deserved the Juno on Sunday.
So, here we are. PM needs bonus points PLUS a Stéphane stumble to dethrone the king.
Here are your lyrics for today:
“The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you”